Visual Diaries

Turn your ideas into vivid art work with visual diaries from Spotlight. Shop quality visual diaries that are ideal for drawing, sketching and more.

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Bring Your Creative Ideas To Life With A Visual Diary From Spotlight

If you love to draw, then why not create your next masterpiece in a quality sketchbook from Spotlight? Spotlight's range of visual diaries comes in useful sizes from A6 to A3, allowing you to create everything from a quick pocket sketch to an artwork worthy of displaying in your home.

Whether you need a new visual diary after filling an old one or you're gifting a fresh visual diary to an artistic friend, we've got the art visual diary you need right here!

What kinds of visual diaries can I find at Spotlight?

We've got a wonderful range of visual diaries for you to choose from!

  • Spiral-bound visual diaries: These visual diaries are designed for their pages to be easy to remove. Spiral bound pages can easily be taken out by simply ripping them from their binding, making them ideal if you like to pin your sketches up for inspiration or want to display any you are particularly proud of.
  • Case-bound visual diaries: These visual diaries are bound like a classic hardcover book, so the pages aren't easy to remove. However these sturdy visual diaries are great for keeping your sketches safe and are also ideal for when you need to create an official visual diary for visual presentation.
  • A6 to A3 visual diaries: You can find the perfect-sized visual diary here, from small A6 diaries that will fit in your pocket to large A3 diaries great for creating large, detailed sketches in.

Make sure to browse the full range of art pads and visual diaries to find the perfect drawing pads for your needs.

Visual Diary FAQs

What is a visual diary?

A visual diary is a blank book designed for drawing in with dry materials. Pencils, pastels, markers, pens and other dry art forms can be used in them. Wet art like painting should be avoided, as the paper in a visual diary tends to be thin, so heavy and viscous art forms can damage the paper.

What should be included in a visual diary?

If you are creating a visual diary, you can include more than just simple drawings! You can also add physical media like bookmarks, luggage tags, ribbons and other extras that you'd often see in scrapbooks.

Otherwise, you can also add written text to your visual diary - whether to accompany or explain your artwork - or use the diary as a planning book for larger works of art by sketching ideas and shapes.

How to make a visual diary

If you'd like to start a visual diary but aren't sure where to begin, try following these steps. Always start your page with a clear header in bold text and colour. Create your artwork either in the centre or slightly off-centre on the page, then use a plain black pen or fineliner for any text, and keep coloured pens and pencils for embellishing words. Then add three-dimensional accessories like envelopes and trims at the end.

What Else Can I Find At Spotlight?

You can find many other amazing art and craft supplies at Spotlight, including:

  • Drawing & painting pads: Specialised pads for painting have thick, stiff paper that can hold layers of paint without sagging or leaking. Use them for washes, inks, acrylic and watercolour paint projects.
  • Art supplies: All your art supplies can be found here, including pencils, pastels, paints, crayons, inks and resin, and tools like easels, brushes, boards and canvases.
  • Art & craft supplies: Bring your creative ideas to life! As quell as our art supplies, you can find craft supplies like cutting machines, papercraft supplies, clays, slime, yarn, sewing supplies and jewellery-making supplies.

Check out brands like Francheville and Elements Of Art for art and craft supplies you'll love using.

Find the right visual diaries at Spotlight

You can find the perfect visual diary for your artistic needs at Spotlight! Shop the art visual diary range online, safely pay and we'll deliver your visual diary straight to your front door. Otherwise, pop into your nearest Spotlight store to choose your visual diaries in person.

Make sure you're getting the right art and craft supplies by reading our buying guides on scrapbooking, pens, pencils and markers and paper and cards. And for more artistic inspiration and ideas, check out our blogs on creating a holiday scrapbook, drawing with markers and how to draw a koala.



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